Today CAP released a big, bold report, 300 Million Engines of Growth, edited by Jennifer Erickson and Michael Ettlinger. Jim Tankersley writes about it in today’s Washington Post: The core of the plan is the notion that economies grow and thrive best when prosperity is broadly shared — a rebuke of the income and wealth […]
There’s a growing body of evidence that the economy grows from the middle out. I had the privilege of contributing to a new issue of Democracy, which lays these ideas out. From the editorial: At first blush, the claim that politicians need to take the needs of the middle class more seriously might seem like pushing […]
I just stumbled across this piece by Jonathan Rauch at NationalJournal.com: Inequality and Its Perils. He points to evidence that we’ve been digging into at CAP about the relationship between inequality and growth. What I thought was especially interesting is the growing sense that this is a new field of inquiry in economics: “The debate for […]
The fantastic team at CAP put together this great video about middle out economics (thanks, Andrew!): Middle-Out Economics 101.
Obama, now Miliband: Miliband, Obama & “middle-out economics”.